Grow the financial resilience of people you help

The benefit system is complex and changing all the time, making it difficult to understand.

If you’re an advisor working for a housing association, local authority, welfare to work provider, charity or third sector organisation and you need to give advice to claimants, we can help.

Our calculator models over 4,000 pieces of legislation across four government departments to show how one individual is affected. Automatically updated on an ongoing basis and tested to be accurate across over one million real cases, Policy in Practice’s Benefit and Budgeting Calculator was built by people who understand the welfare benefit system and shaped by organisations who use it.

Our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator for organisations gives:

  • Full coverage and explanations of national and local benefits
  • A modelling function to enable you to compare changes of circumstances
  • A full budgeting suite to help claimants see where savings can be made
  • Comprehensive management information and audit tools

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Get a guest log in for you and your colleagues to browse our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator.


Improve the prospects of your customers

Deal proactively with real life

Some life events, such as moving house, having a baby or gaining a new partner can trigger a move from the current benefit system to Universal Credit.

Our Benefit and Budgeting calculator can show the impact of these scenarios before they happen, making planning easier.

Improve engagement

Moving into work, changing jobs or shift patterns can create uncertainty.

Our service allows you to flex your earnings and compare income under different scenarios through visual graphs that enhance understanding and make for better conversations.

Fast software that saves time

Software can sometimes expect you be an expert in the system.

We show the most relevant and important questions first, using plain English to save time. The ability to access saved calculations, and see how a calculation was reached helps advisers to be more efficient.

More income, less cost

Take-up of benefits and local support varies, and work is further away for some.

Signposts to benefits are intuitively revealed so income is maximised. The built in budgeting calculator makes it easy to compare income and expenditure, and possible ways to make savings are clearly shown.

Read a case study

Frontline advisors are key for Buckinghamshire County Council to maximise the opportunity whilst mitigating the risks that welfare reform brings. Our software helps.

Get a quote

We can create a solution to fit most budgets. Request your tailored quote for our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator software here.

“The software is user friendly with lots of intuitive features. Any software is only as good as its implementation and the support we’ve had from Policy in Practice has been a massive benefit.”

Jemma Johnstone, Serco

“The Benefit and Budgeting Calculator is different. Its outcome-based approach has been very powerful and has really helped us to change behaviour of both our residents and advisors.”

Inga Spencer, London Borough of Hillingdon

“Our tenants are facing increased pressure on their budgets as a result of welfare reforms. The Benefit and Budgeting Calculator allows us to provide better income and budgeting support to our tenants.”

Linda Tookey, First Wessex

“As well as mitigating against the risks brought by the welfare reforms programme we also saw that there was a big chance to try and do something different, to promote opportunity.”

Danielle Henry, Buckinghamshire County Council

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